Though Southern California used to sport a single day festival call Inland Invasion in the Inland Empire, Epicenter Festival is only in it’s second year and already it has doubled in length. That was one of the many announcements the Fontana, California event made via Southern California radio station KROQ.
As reported here, Epicenter 2010 will feature headliners KISS and Eminem on Saturday, September 25th, with Blink 182 and Rise Against featured on the 26th. Supporting the first day will be the reunited Bush, Papa Roach, B.O.B., The Knux, Travis Barker (I guess he is working both days?), and New Politics. Sunday will feature more of a punk influence, with Suicidal Tendencies and Bad Religion on the bill, not to mention 30 Seconds to Mars, A Day To Remember, and Black Pacific.
Though it seems many more will be added to accommodate two days of programming, the hipsters who find this to be a hardly relevant event will be happy to stay near the coast, where Muse w / Passion Pit, Band of Horses, and the Vampire Weekend at Hollywo0d Bowl are all going on at the same time. Hell, even nostalgic punks can go to The Music Box for Rancid. Los Angeles: there is something for everyone!
Finally, there is a venue change from last year’s event at the hardly-inland Pomona Fairplex. This year’s festivities go down at the Auto Club Speedway, home of NASCAR. Inland enough for you? If you thought last year’s Tool, Atmosphere, and Alice In Chains rock party was big, this place can hold 100,000 +. We’ll see how big they let it get, but the potential is huge..
Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 26th at 10am PST through Ticketmaster at $149.50 for both days and $79.50 for one day. There are also packages available with hotel and camping included that can run you up to $1,300.